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Atlas of American religion : the denominational era, 1776-1990

Author: William M Newman; Peter L Halvorson
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2000.
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Methodists to Congregationalists, Church of God to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - the story of religion in the US is in part the story of its paradoxical religious organizations.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Newman; Peter L Halvorson
ISBN: 0761990577 9780761990574 0742503453 9780742503458
OCLC Number: 41137468
Description: 176 pages : maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Organizing Religions in American History. The Founding Faiths and Organizational Beginnings. Social Change and Religious Diversification. Religious Consolidation in Modern America --
Ch. 2. Counting the Faithful: Religion and the United States Census. Data Sources on Religion in America. Early Private and Census Enumerations. Later Census Enumerations. The Church Membership Studies. Regional Considerations --
Ch. 3. The Denominational Matrix. In Search of Types and Processes. Defining Criteria for Denominations and Sects. Toward a Process Model --
Ch. 4. The Denominations. National Denominations. Multiregional Denominations --
Ch. 5. The Sects. Classic Sects. Multiregional Sects. National Sects.
Responsibility: William M. Newman, Peter L. Halvorson.

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